Grateful Dead Live at Uptown Theater on 1980-08-20
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
FOBalcony Nak 700's w/shotgun caps>Sony TC-158 MC>DAT>CD; via Mark Lindenbaum; Seeded to etree by Willy
- FOBalcony Nak 700's w/shotgun caps>Sony TC-158 MC>DAT>CD
- Chicago, IL
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Uptown Theater
Subject: Night 2 at Uptown, su80
At any rate, set two sound quality improves. As for the music: crowd is treated to an early first set (second song) Loser. I like the Railroad Blues and the Let it Grow->Deal closer. Also, check out the short and surprisingly funky NFA that suegues into a rare '80 Dew.
Subject: my 5th and Final Uptown Show
I was on the floor but my seat was in the balcony. Way too far away for my youthful tastes. I remember struggling to maintain because it was all so much. Not having a seat and so high. What became my usual situation at shows.
That 1st set was just so much fun. And the ending just about set me on fire. My 5th show and each song was so new. Holly cow I remember the BIODTL, LLR and Ramble On Rose! It was incredible I got to see my first 5 shows at the Uptown. What a venue!
The curtains in the lobby were way too bright! The 2nd set opener kicked me out of my LSD lost cause state. And then the Althea was so wonderful. I had not really liked the new Lost Sailer Saint on the album, but live it was quite moving. I remember Terrapin melting me.
I have no memory of drums and space. But I certainly remember the NFA! I mean everybody was going even more crazy than ever. Then... AM Dew came and I was launched into another universe. I don't think any other AM Dew was as memorable. But, the Good Lovin' got everyone back into total rocker mode. I recall the audience clapping and screaming outrageously in that theater. We did not stop even 20 minutes after the encore.
I saw the 1st night but, I missed the 3rd night and Alpine Valley's first GD concert. I went to all the other ones there though!
As for the recording quality, I have not listened to it for years. I keep listening to the first night. Phil dropping the bomb in the opening numbers. All I know is this aud is just another washed out recording. I tend to not tolerate them. But, I have it from this source, and may give it another listen. It was such a fun time!
Will they ever renovate the Uptown? Going to the Riviera just down the street (to see Phil and Friends) is nice but not the same excellence the Uptown was. I don't know anything regarding the swaying Uptown balcony. It was infamous. I was always down on the floor. I am not a twirler. Back on this night I was learning to be railer.
I don't know what to rate this recording, so, no rating.
Subject: The Day That Changed My Life
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: My Absolute Favorite Loser
Subject: Grateful to have been there
Subject: A jar of peanut butter and a loaf of bread
After all the big stadiums this was like sharing a living room with the band, Does that place hold 3,000? maybe less. Ran to the stage and realized we didn't have to. -
History lesson - You weren't always allowed to bring taping equipment inside.
Terrapin - Jerry was the story teller as much as the guitar player this evening.
Famous quote from during Mortning Dew - If i knew they were gonna play that i woulda worn me shorts.
Love ya Paul and Rabbit and whats'er name and whats'er name.
Subject: Heard of EQ?
And it's got a Dew! One of only 4 played that year, and despite the noise it's cool hearing the audience going nuts. I would have, too.
A great performance overall, typical of the period. Every single show from spring and summer of 80 is worth having.
Subject: Chi-town Uptown always delivers the goods
Anyone with a line on another (better) recording of this please let me know.
Subject: Morning Dew
If you turn the volume up, and then up some more, you can hear the music quite well. The exit begins around 7:55, and what a joy to hear the pin-drop quiet. As it builds, Garcia sounds fast and fluent. The initial crescendo of blurred/trilled chords starts around 10:30, and it takes off soon thereafter.
I can only imagine what a thrill it must have been, to be on the floor of the old Uptown and hear them do this.
Subject: settle down easy,
And The Boyz sound quite dialed in.
Subject: what he said
Subject: Morning Dew
Subject: First Show
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